Book Sale Information
We cannot accept donations from October 20, 2018 through October 30.
Annual Fall Book Sale
This year’s Annual Fall Sale is a two-day event commencing Saturday, Oct 27th with doors open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From 2:30-4:00 p.m. books will sell for half price.
The “Fill your Bag for $5” sale will be on Monday, Oct 29th from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. You are invited to bring your own tote or paper bag. Free paper bags will also be available at the library.
Sale categories include fiction, non-fiction, mystery, history, biographies, sports, maritime, cookbooks, gardening, art, children’s books, paperbacks and a nice collection of coffee table books.
After the Big Fall Sale don’t forget to mark your calendar to visit the Library between November 21st and January 2nd for our famous Holiday Sale. We always have many new and like-new books, games and CDs at great prices for fun gift giving.
We welcome donations of all books in good condition for both adults and children. We also welcome unabridged books on CD, music CDs and movie DVDs as long as they are in their original box.
We cannot accept:
- Books with mold or water damage
- Magazines (including National Geographic)
- Text books over 3 years old
- Technology books/manuals over 2 years old
- Vinyl records
- VHS tapes
When and where do I bring my donations to the library?
We accept donations all year long, except for the two weeks before our Spring and Fall sales. Please bring them in any time the library is open. If you have a lot to carry, see the person at the circulation desk to have the door near the handicapped parking opened. Please do not leave donations in the lobby or at the door.
What happens to donations?
Donated items are screened for use by the library (and then cleaned if necessary). If they do not go to the library shelves, they are sorted, priced and put into categories for the book sale. We do not have a lot of sorting room so they go into category boxes in the order in which they arrive. Only signed books are alphabetized. Items that are not in sellable condition are placed on the free shelves near the library copier or sent to the recycling room at the dump.
Can I get a tax deduction?
The library will be happy to give you a form that thanks you for your donations but does not put a monetary value on them. Ask for the form when you bring in your donation items.
More questions about donations?
What categories do you use for the BOOK SALES?
AV ITEMS (audio books, music cds, movie dvds)
CHILDREN/ YOUNG ADULT
LITERATURE / DRAMA
SPORTS & MARITIME
Literature/Drama includes short stories, essays, and plays
Miscellaneous includes business, crafts, dance, electronics, politics, technology, and woodworking.
Self-help contains: philosophy, psychology, yoga, ‘how-to’ for personal growth.
Special contains all categories with special pricing based on high value items.
Transportation includes planes, trains, automobiles, motorcycles, etc.
Children’s books include; board books, STEAM, as well as Activities and Games